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Romeo and Juliet - The events in Act 3 Scene 1 affect the families, the Montagues, and the Capulets. The characters in this scene are Benvolio, Mercutio, Romeo, and Tybalt.

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Assignment 3 Holy Cross (M.T) The events in Act 3 Scene 1 affect the families, the Montagues, and the Capulets. The characters in this scene are Benvolio, Mercutio, Romeo, and Tybalt. In the heat of the day, Benvolio and Mercutio are in the street. Benvolio wants Mercutio to withdraw because the Capulets are about and looking for trouble. "I pray thee good Mercutio, let's retire. The day is hot, the Capulets are abroad, and if we meet. We shall not 'scape a brawl, for now thee hot days, is the mad blood stirring." Mercutio refuses. Tybalt and his companions approach Mercutio and Benvolio, looking for Romeo. "Mercutio, thou consortest with Romeo." Mercutio looks for a fight "'Zounds, consort!" while Benvolio urges caution "We talk here in the public haunt of men." Romeo arrives. Tybalt insults Romeo in an attempt to provoke a fight "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this-thou art a villain". Nevertheless, Romeo responds calmly and will not take up the challenge. "Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee". Mercutio incensed at this apparent cowardice and challenges Tybalt. They fight Romeo tries to stop the fight "Drew Benvolio, beat down their weapons ". In the confusion, Tybalt stabs Mercutio. As Tybalt and his companions make good their escape, we realise that Mercutio is fatally wounded." ...read more.

Middle

"I must be gone and live, or stay and die." Juliet realises; he was right before and tells him he must go. "It is, it is, hie hence, be gone, away". The Nurse warns them that Lady Capulet is coming and Romeo and Juliet say farewell. "Your lady mother is coming to your chamber." Romeo leaves. "Farewell, Farewell. One kiss, and I'll descend." Lady Capulet greets her daughter and asks her how she is. "Ho daughter"", Why how now Juliet?" She sympathises with Juliet's grief at the death of Tybalt "So shall you feel the loss, but not the friend which you weep for." Her hatred of the villain Romeo. "Villain and he be many miles asunder-." Juliet appears to agree with her mother's attack on Romeo, but uses words that can also mean that she loves Romeo. "Indeed I never shall be satisfied with Romeo, till I behold him-dead-is my poor heart so for a kinsman vexed." Lady Capulet then turns to the question of marriage and tells Juliet to prepare to be married to Paris in two days' time. "Marry my child, early next Thursday morn, the gallant young and noble gentleman, The Count Paris, at St Peter's Church." Juliet is horrified and tells her mother that she will do no such thing. ...read more.

Conclusion

"Well thou hast comforted me marvellous much." As soon as the Nurse has gone, Juliet expresses her true feelings about the Nurse's treachery. "Ancient damnation!" She will never confide in her again; "Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain". Instead, she will go and ask Friar Lawrence's advice. "I'll to the Friar to know his remedy." My interpretation of Act 3 Scene 5, is that Shakespeare unwittingly has created a modern argument scene between Juliet and her parents, an argument which most teenage children go through, whereby minors are rebelling against their elders [parents]. The atmosphere is upsetting at first and then becomes angrier when Juliet's father arrives in the room. When Juliet's mother talks to Juliet, they are both upset, but when Juliet's father arrives and finds out Juliet will not be marrying Paris everyone becomes angry. When the Nurse tries to help, she is shouted at. No one will help Juliet so she decides to go and see Friar Lawrence, who should supposedly be able to help her. The scene ends with Juliet walking away to see Friar Lawrence in order to get some help. Shakespeare leaves you in a sea of anticipation, so that you are holding your breath, waiting tentatively to find out what is going to be happening in the next scene to particularly Juliet. In addition, the big question is 'Is Juliet going to marry Paris? Or will she stay faithful to Romeo?' ?? ?? ?? ?? SAIRAH SHAH ...read more.

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